AIDAN CASSIE is an author-illustrator who grew up on Canada’s west coast. As a child she often constructed worlds for her unlucky pets from cartons, clay, and papier-mâché. Back then she didn’t play with words much at all, but in time she began to tell her stories in pictures. At Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Edinburgh College of Art she studied animation and earned her Media Arts degree. Aidan's first tale wasn’t a book but a hand-drawn short film, Sitting Next to Bernie (it screened at festivals from Newfoundland to Brazil, but you can watch it right here, below). As an author-illustrator she again constructs imaginary worlds, though her book characters are far more cooperative than guinea pigs and newts.
While spending a year in Provence she finished her debut picture book, Sterling, Best Dog Ever. Now that she's not gallivanting through medieval villages, running through lavender fields and eating fine cheeses she's making MORE fun books. Her next one comes out in spring 2019 - Little Juniper Makes It Big, about a feisty raccoon who's feels too small for everything. The one after that is still under wraps, but look for it in 2020.
She lives with her tiny family, and very large dog, on a medium sized island in the Salish Sea of BC, Canada.